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Bostik Premier: Dorking Wanderers 3 Hornchurch 3

PUBLISHED: 07:37 16 September 2018

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Unbeaten Hornchurch threw away a three-goal lead to end up with just a single Bostik Premier point at Meadowbank Stadium on Saturday.

It was a true game of two halves as Urchins had by far the better of the first period to suggest a second league win was on the cards.

But the hosts hit back to earn a share of the spoils in a six-goal thriller.

The visitors opened the scoring on the quarter-hour mark when a good cross in by George Purcell was tucked away by Lewwis Spence.

And it was 2-0 on 22 minutes when Tobi Coker reacted quickest to convert a rebound, when an initial shot rebounded off Dorking keeper Slavomir Huk.

Urchins were in dreamland six minutes later when Purcell’s corner picked out Nathan Cooper, who netted their third goal with a bullet header, but it proved a false dawn for Jimmy McFarlane’s men.

Purcell fired wide after rounding Huk at the start of the second half and Dorking made him pay as Kieran Lavery pulled the first goal back on 49 minutes.

It was a one-goal game midway through the half when Jason Prior netted Dorking’s second and the home side, after hittig the crossbar on 73 minutes, were back on terms with nine minutes remaining as Niall McManus beat Callum Chafer.

It could have been worse still, but Chafer made two fine saves in the final minutes to deny Dorking a winner, and Urchins – who are unbeaten in seven matches so far and sit in eighth place – will travel to Basildon United for a Velocity Trophy tie on Tuesday.

Hornchurch: Chafer, Hursit, Porter, Smith, Cooper, Clark, Bentley, Spence, Marks (Junior 90), Purcell (Fairweather-Johnson 84), Coker (Hogan 85). Unused sub: Livings.

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